The video opens with Sorensen recapping his 2015 NCAA tournament.

“I didn’t open it up I didn’t pick up my pace, I didn’t get my shots off. That was big hit there. Some good things, I ran through the backside, but then again I ran into Tsirtsis again. Pretty much the same thing I wasn’t getting my offense going it was slow.”

Do you go back, do you re-evaluate or do you remember the type of wrestler you can be?

“What I can do, what I am capable of, working on those things and getting better.”

It’s been a while since Iowa has been #1 and won a championship, how much motivation for the standard that has been set here?

“It’s big, it’s huge. It’s what I have always wanted to do watching them growing up, that’s what I wanted to do and that’s what I wanted to be. It’s a big driver for the team, everyone is motivated, that is their goal. We want to win, we want to get back on top of the podium and show everyone what we want to do.

Can you have a successful season without winning the team title?

“Individually you can, you can be on top of the podium, but it makes it that much better if the team is right there with you.”

You like to put a lot of pressure on a guy, what do you think about the new out of bounds rule?

“I like it. I think it’s going to open guys up. That’s what I like, keeping my pressure on them until they crack. Hopefully keep the action in the center of the mat where it should be and just wrestle.”

Talk about you summer at University Nationals

“I like freestyle, it’s a little different pace, but still the same concept. [At University Nationals] I started off slow and if you have seen the match with Collica, I just didn’t get to my offense the way I wanted to. It was a slow tournament for me.”

What can college wrestling take from freestyle wrestling?

“It’s face pace, it’s keeping action in the center of the mat. It’s a lot of the same concepts, get to the legs, you take them down and score. I feel like freestyle is maybe a little more fast pace, which I like.”

By Ross Bartachek (@rossbchek)

Lead Editor of IA Wrestle